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Hermit – A Profound Documentary by Bill Porter

Aug 21, 2018
Hermit – A Profound Documentary by Bill Porter

  Introduction The pursuit of spiritual perfection has fascinated mankind since the beginning of religious practice in the world. Over time, there have arisen many religions, philosophies and ways of life dedicated to finding the meaning of life and the nature of reality. Buddhism is one such religion that emphasises this pursuit. Within the...

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Madame Blavatsky: Mother of Modern Spirituality

Apr 11, 2018
Madame Blavatsky: Mother of Modern Spirituality

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky is considered one of the world’s most extraordinary female spiritualists, occultist, spirit medium, and author of the most influential occult book to date...

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Dr. Edward Conze: In Pursuit of Perfect Wisdom

Feb 11, 2018
Dr. Edward Conze: In Pursuit of Perfect Wisdom

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Shin Tan) Dr. Edward Conze is known as the foremost Western scholar of Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom) literature, and the best way to introduce this great intellectual and his work is his insight into Wisdom (below), which is one of the Five Spiritual Faculties or indriya (Pali/Sanskrit). This set...

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Helena Roerich: Writer, Philosopher and Peacemaker

Nov 26, 2017
Helena Roerich: Writer, Philosopher and Peacemaker

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Joy Kam) The graceful and talented Russian writer, artist, theosophist, explorer, healer and philosopher, Helena Ivanovna Roerich was born on February 12, 1879. She was the beloved wife of the famous painter, Nicholas Roerich. They were both disciples of Master Morya, the teacher of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (Madame Blavatsky), founder...

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Theos Bernard – The American Explorer of Tibet

Oct 16, 2017
Theos Bernard – The American Explorer of Tibet

Theos Casimir Bernard’s life story is one filled with adventure, spiritual encounters and a worthwhile determination. He pioneered expeditions to Tibet including the famed city of Lhasa in 1937, at a time when Tibet was closed to foreigners due to a policy of self-isolation. He was only the third American ever to set foot...

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Walter Evans-Wentz: American Pioneer Scholar on Tibetan Buddhism

Sep 17, 2017
Walter Evans-Wentz: American Pioneer Scholar on Tibetan Buddhism

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor David) Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz was an American explorer, anthropologist, writer, and, most famously, a pioneer in the field of Tibetan Buddhist studies. His writings were pivotal in the early transmission of Tibetan Buddhism to the west, especially his iconic early translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead published...

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Professor Garma C.C. Chang – The Illustrious Pioneer

Jul 30, 2017
Professor Garma C.C. Chang – The Illustrious Pioneer

The Chinese Buddhist scholar Professor Garma C. C. Chang (1920-1988) was one of the few pioneering scholars who introduced Buddhism to the West primarily through the publication of books and his illustrious teaching career as a professor. He was an authority on Buddhist philosophy and was best known as an editor and translator of...

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Alexandra David-Néel

Mar 1, 2016
Alexandra David-Néel

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai) A short synopsis on the life of Alexandra David-Néel Alexandra David-Néel was a woman with the “wind beneath her feet”. She was a Buddhist, Orientalist and writer born in France and dedicated her whole life to studying Asian culture and religion, and sharing it with the Western...

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